• Agriculture
    Aug 16, 2023

    Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Agriculture’s Roadmap to Resilience

    • Salem Darwich
    Lebanon’s Economic Crisis by Sector: Agriculture’s Roadmap to Resilience

    This policy brief is supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Beirut Office. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the donor.


    In this policy brief, Salem Darwich provides a concise overview of the current state of the agricultural sector and highlights key policy recommendations for transformative change. He argues that to address pressing issues and unlock Lebanese agriculture’s full potential, policymakers must prioritize comprehensive reforms and innovative solutions. The brief concludes that by focusing on sustainable practices, technology adoption, market diversification, and rural development, agricultural productivity can be increased while promoting inclusive growth.

    Salem Darwich  is a professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at the Lebanese University. He heads the Department of Agro-economics, and is a member of the Higher Committee of Research and Development at the Lebanese University. He is a specialist in issues related to the economics of agricultural, rural, and agro-food development. Salem holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from ENSAM (École Nationale Supérieure d'Agronomie de Montpellier). 
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